It is so good to have you here!
Heat is more of a problem for us. Several of us are working on some rare medeteranian breeds, EO Marraduna Basque, Penedesenca and Pita Pintas. they are supposed to lay well in the heat. In the winter, the stop laying because of less light. It is not the cold that stops them, especially here in the valley and low foot hills.
They are still going after the color?
We are in the US, so in 20 years when they are accepted into the standard we can choose Chestnut if we want. We could work on getting white into the standard too if we want to. We do not have to follow the British Standard for color do we?
I just gave away two Legbar Roos at a chicken swap in OrangeVale. No one even looked twice at them. One was all grey with a crazy white crest. All of my Roos have crazy fallen over combs. The one I kept has chestnut on the back.
Hi, I may have to research those breeds more. I am looking for layers that lay in the heat. since we have a heat wave of 100+ my girls are not laying as well. I will be doing more reading the those breeds and look and see about getting some. thanks :)